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for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as you drive out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. but it's not as busy as it normally is. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's lighter. there is a little bit of a delay. we don't even bother with the traffic time. 101 northbound at 37 they are clearing a crash there with a little bit of slow traffic, southbound 101 in that area. 7:08. let's go to steve. >>> mostly clear skies. there's just a few little hi
to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first since the dreamliner was grounded three weeks ago due to battery fires. the 7-8-7 flew out of boeing field in seattle. spending two and a half hours in the air. the dreamliner is the first commercial plane to rely heavily on lithium-ion batteries. back in january -- a battery short-circuited and caught fire on a plane tha
francisco, allen wong abc 7 news. >> turn to washington now. chuck hagel has necessary votes to be the next secretary of defense. vote ending the bitter fight over the president cabinet choice is expected some time next week. and if you have been with us last night you may have seep my reports from washington where i had the chance to speak with president obama. during my bay area exclusive one-on-one interview. well tonight for the first time in week the president is now reaching out to the republican about the automatic spending cut that will kick in next week. he plays -- placed phone calls to boehner and mckonl. we don't have details on the conversations but the president made it clear to me yesterday that the looming cuts will derail the plans for moving the economy forward. >> now in the state of the union mr. president you praised our troops. and said that they had exceeded expectations. while some of our institutions had let them down. which institutions congress one of this i think all of us take responsibility for thinking about the same patriotism, dut duty, selfless ness,
policies. >> is the problem with his the president and his policies or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the pr the president picks the people e put aro he puts around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, the defense and cia just in the last week their o performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has them has been pretty poor and not not in my judgment that's the th judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle.f the my guess is if you look to put th the president's motives for picking chuck hagel i think he wants the republican to go be -- chu the foil if you will for what heic wants to do to the defense department, do serious damage to our military capabilities.ous it looks to me that the da president has made choices in part based on people who won't part b argue with him. mor >> we'll have much more of the vice pr interview, the former vice use o president will talk about the water use of waterboarding and his relationship with former he president george w. bush. >>> 24
comes despite republican demands for more financial information from hagel. >> the initial vote was postponed last thursday. >> but democrats hold a 14- 12 edge on the panel, so it is likely hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. >> pepsi has announced plans genders to introduce a new fruit flavored mountain dew soda called kick start. it is a mix of jews and mountain dew that offers 92 mg of caffeine for a 16 oz can. >> that is much less than the engine drink our coffee. >> the 16 oz can of the jews and fused so is 80 cals. >> orange citrus and fruit punch flavors of mountain dew kickstart will hit stores february 24th--20 di5th. >> the international olympic committee is making a surprise announcement. we will tell you which sport is being cut from the summer olympics. >> a closer look at the new warriors and jerseys. you either like it or hate them. i hate them. >> we will be back with more on the >> no more wrastling at the olympics. ioc leaders made the surprise decision to stay there remo's one old is olympic sports from the 2020 games. the ioc executive board decided
to vote on proceeding with the confirmation of chuck hagel as secretary of defense. after stalling the nomination for 12 days, late last night, senate republicans said they would end their delaying tactics. now, if he's confirmed he would take the place of outgoing secretary of defense, leon panetta, just days before massive across-the--board cuts are due to hit the pentagon. the president is pushing lawmakers on capitol hill to reach a deal before those automatic budget cuts begin on friday. >>> as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president says republicans need to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: president obama warns that if lawmakers do not come up with a plan before friday, the country will have to dial with 8 $85 billion in cuts. house republicans passed legislation twice in recent months to make what they call common sense cuts. senate democrats ignored that and came up with a plan that includes raising taxes but republicans re-- refused to do that. they let taxes go up in january. mitch mcconnell just spoke on the senate floor, he said the
. democrats hold a 14 to 12 add on the panel, and it is likely that hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. the vote comes as hours before president obama is state of the union address. >> a great looking day out there, it started out a little warmer this morning. temperatures will warm up to the '60s and free men and a little warmer for some of the inland spots. >> overnight a tornado that ripped through hattiesburg mississippi has injured 63 people. 300 homes and businesses were damaged. the town of hattiesburg is home to the university of southern mississippi which receive some damage from the tornado. no word yet on the condition of three people were injured. officials say the storm has caused significant damage to buildings. three tornadoes touching down in mississippi, seven in alabama with over a hundred homes damaged or there. >> watching the weather on the east coast as cleanup efforts are now under way after this weekend's blizzard. the states that saw the most snow from the storm stamford conn. 40 in. of snow or recorded in hamden connecticut and during the worst of th
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